Cover ImageSummer 2005 (Vol. 86, No. 2)

Table of Contents


Special issue on history of public health

Salubrious or Unsanitary Iowa? The Struggle for the Public’s Health
by Ginalie Swaim

Instructing the Masses: The Development of Iowa’s Health Department
by Ronald D. Eckoff

Iowa Physicians Ponder the Germ Theory
by Matt Schaefer

Deadly Diphtheria and Walter Bierring
by Susan C. Lawrence

Battling Smallpox: State and Local Boards of Health
by Philip L. Frana

Lorenzo Coffin and Railroad Safety
by Tim Lane

Tracking Down Disease: The University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory
by Kathy Fait

Tuberculosis: The White Plague in Iowa
by Ginalie Swaim

Healthy Homes: Mothers, Children, and Nurses
by Ginalie Swaim

War Opens Up VD Discussion
by Ginalie Swaim

The Core of Public Health: Vital Records and Statistics
by Ronald D. Eckoff

People and Pigs: Iowa’s Role in 20th-Century Influenza History
by Russell W. Currier

Nothing Much You Can Do: Polio in Iowa
by Ginalie Swaim

Fluoridation in Iowa
by William C. Maurer

The Evolving Case against Smoking: Lapse of Morals to Hazard to Health
by Ronald D. Eckoff

Saint Patterson and his Duck Soup
by Tim Lane

Iowa: A Place to Grow ...Healthy
by Tim Lane

Public Health in the Past 30 Years
by Louise Lex


Front Porch: Evidence of public health history is scattered throughout our everyday lives.

One in a Million: World-famous bacteriologist Robert Koch eludes reporters and visits Iowa.